Portrait of a Monster: Joran van der Sloot, a Murder in Peru, and the Natalee Holloway Mystery

Portrait of a Monster Joran van der Sloot a Murder in Peru and the Natalee Holloway Mystery From a pair of New York Times bestselling authors with unparalleled access comes an in depth account of the manhunt for Joran van der Sloot one of the most reviled accused criminals in the world In M

  • Title: Portrait of a Monster: Joran van der Sloot, a Murder in Peru, and the Natalee Holloway Mystery
  • Author: Lisa Pulitzer Cole Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780312359218
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From a pair of New York Times bestselling authors with unparalleled access comes an in depth account of the manhunt for Joran van der Sloot, one of the most reviled accused criminals in the world In May 2005, Natalee Holloway disappeared from a high school trip to Aruba Five years to the day later, twenty one year old Stephany Flores was reported missing in LiFrom a pair of New York Times bestselling authors with unparalleled access comes an in depth account of the manhunt for Joran van der Sloot, one of the most reviled accused criminals in the world In May 2005, Natalee Holloway disappeared from a high school trip to Aruba Five years to the day later, twenty one year old Stephany Flores was reported missing in Lima, Peru Implicated in both crimes was one young man Joran van der Sloot.A twenty three year old Dutchman, Van der Sloot has become the subject of intense scrutiny by the media and the public in the years since 2005 He was arrested and detained by Aruban authorities in connection with the Holloway disappearance, only to be released after questioning In 2008, during a Dutch sting operation, he admitted to being present for Holloway s death but later recanted his statement.In 2010, on the five year anniversary of her disappearance, a young business student in Peru named Stephany Flores disappeared, only to be found dead three days later in a hotel room registered to Van der Sloot He was arrested for the murder and confessed, but he later claimed he was coerced.This is the first book to offer a probing look at the man tied to two of the most sensational cases of the decade It draws from Interviews with members of the families of Joran, Stephany, and Natalee Never before seen photographs of the crime scene in Peru, fingerprint files, hotel records, and Internal communications between Interpol, the FBI, Aruban officials, and officials in Chile and Peru Never before seen police files from Chile, Peru, and Aruba Portrait of a Monster offers an unflinching look into the workings of an international manhunt and a chilling portrait of an alleged killer.

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  • First of all let me tell you that I am Dutch so the same country where his parents came from and where Joran lived for a few years. I finished reading this book this morning and I liked it a lot. I know Lisa Pulitzer is a good writer. I learned a few things I did not know. Most shocked was I when I read about him trying to extort Natalie's mum. That was so low. I do not like her a lot but that was so nasty. To be honest I thought he was framed cause he is pretty smart and it was weird that the m [...]


  • Van der Sloot is by all means a monster and this is a fair rendition of the events surrounding Stephany Flores' murder and Natalee Holloway's disappearance. My thoughts are with their families. That said, the authors could have done a better job. Let me explain: for example, they wrongly declare over and over again in the book that Joran is 6ft4inch tall. My hubby, who by all means is a very tall man, is 6ft4inch which is 1.93 meters or 193 centimeters. If you look at the many pictures, in the b [...]


  • This is one of the best true crime books that I've read. It's well written, well researched and easy to read. I loved it.The story of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in 2005 and the murder of Stephany Flores in 2010 is told in alternating chapters. I found this a little confusing to start with until I became more familiar with the characters in both cases.Joran van der Sloot in a consummate liar and a master manipulator, going so far as to cast suspicion on his own father in the disappeara [...]


  • I bought this book off ebay sometime last year and like I do with most of the books I buy, I put it on one on my bookshelves hoping to read it someday. When I finally picked it up to read it I discovered that it was an Advance Media Copy so it was un-edited version and there were no pictures inside… UGH! One of the things that I like about reading True Crime books is looking at the pictures and being able to put a face to some of the names. Let this be a lesson learned. READ THE FINE PRINT bef [...]


  • It was an interesting book because I never really heard what actually took place in Bermuda or Peru. And what was so shocking was the crime took place on May 29th, (my birthday) but also 5 years to the day that beautiful Natalee Holloway disappeared.To be honest I didn't pay close attention to the Holloway case because I was after they were looking for her for a few weeks, I believed she had to have passed from this world but understood why her parents couldn't give up.I was very alarmed at the [...]


  • Some Americans may have a “where did I hear that name before” reaction to Joran Van Der Sloot. Most Americans and a considerable part of the rest of the world recognize the name Natalee Holloway. Natalee Holloway was the eighteen year-old from Alabama who went to Aruba with members of her senior class to celebrate their graduation. One night, a group of girls went to a very popular bar, Carlos’ n Charlie’s, on their last night in Aruba. The students and their chaperones had agreed that t [...]


  • A co-worker mentioned Natalee Holloway to me at work, and the name sounded instantly familiar. I remember seeing her school picture everywhere when she disappeared from Aruba, and my mom reminding me of why that is why she will never let me leave the country without her (as a juvenile) lol, and barely even let me go to Washington DC for my class trip in the 8th grade! But once reminded of her from my co-worker, I was so curious as to if we ever found out what happened to her so I requested the b [...]


  • It's an okay book, very slow reading. It makes you think why someone would do these things; he had so much potential. Some ways it makes you wonder that maybe he didn't have a role in the Halloway disappearance. By being portrayed as the "killer" it ruined his future. How could a body not be found, he didn't have access to a boat. More than likely there were a lot more people involved in her disappearance than we would like to think. I'm glad he is locked up and hopefully eventually the truth wi [...]


  • It's hard to pick "I really liked it" for a book about a slimeball that you want fried like a Peruvian cockroach, but the book is thorough and interesting and I couldn't put it down. Dutch law absolutely blows.





  • I followed the Natalee Holloway case closely, yet, I still learned a lot reading this book. The author does an amazing job of detailing the lives of Joran, Natalee and Stephany Flores. My heart breaks for the Holloway, Twitty and Flores families, but at least Joran can no longer hurt anyone else. And I find it fitting that the Peru prison is a lot harsher than if he had ended up in a prison in Aruba.


  • “Portrait of a Monster” by Lisa Pulitzer and Cole Thompson, published by St. Martin’s Press.Category – True CrimeIn May 2005 the people of the United States was captivated with the story of a young Alabama girl who disappeared on a senior class trip to Aruba. Natalee Holloway became the top story of the year until Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans.In their book Pulitzer and Thompson do an excellent job of following the story from Natalee’s disappearance to the incarceration of [...]


  • From a pair of New York Times bestselling authors with unparalleled access comes an in-depth account of the manhunt for Joran van der Sloot, one of the most reviled accused criminals in the world In May 2005, Natalee Holloway disappeared from a high school trip to Aruba. Five years to the day later, twenty-one-year-old Stephany Flores was reported missing in Lima, Peru. Implicated in both crimes was one young man: Joran van der Sloot.A twenty-three-year-old Dutchman, Van der Sloot has become the [...]


  • Mis-titled but readable true crime; the story of van der Sloot's involvement in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway as well as the murder, exactly five years later, of Stephany Flores. Pulitzer provides an organized and suspenseful narrative of the crimes which brought van der Sloot to notoriety. As effective as her presentation is, it is in no way a 'portrait' of Joran van der Sloot. We can follow his movements and read the thousand-and-one untruthful versions of the crimes that he has provid [...]


  • Really well done. The authors (as Cole Thompson is also credited on the cover of the advance uncorrected proof I received) do an excellent job of reconstructing the events that surrounded the death of Stephany Flores and the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, without making their own conjectures or innuendoes. The facts themselves are damning enough without editorialization, and the sober way in which these are presented create a far more chilling and believable portrait of Joran van der Sloot t [...]


  • Make no mistake, this a book about several horrible crimes. I guess the title serves as fair warning? In this day and age of overusing shock value, I came to understand the title and book description here entirely appropriate.I normally am not a fan of True Crime books that deal with very recent events. However, here I had no knowledge of whether Natalee Holloway had ever been found, nor of the eventual fate of the young man at the center of the investigation. I definitely got the update in this [...]


  • A really great read.I finished this book a week or so ago, and I still keep thinking about it (always a good sign). I, alongside the rest of America, kept a close eye on the Holloway disappearance. I vaguely remember Van der Sloot's varying accounts, accusations about his father's involvement, and his manipulation toward Beth Twitty. I, however, did not realize the depth of his deceit, and the facts in this book just blew my mind. The authors did a great job of tying it all together. The alterna [...]



  • I ordered this with the last order from amazon and I thought for $3.25 for a hardcover its a steal. and I am very glad I did get itThe book tells the story of Joran Van der Sloot and his involvement with Natalie Holloway in the Caribbean Aruba and Stephany Florez in Peru. and the events in-between and the irrevocable damage done to all parties involved, not just the young lady's families but his own.s a must read for anyone who has knowledge on the cases and wants to know more. Its very well res [...]


  • Readers of true crime will appreciate the meticulous research that provided the information presented in this book. In May 2005, American student Natalee Holloway vanished while vacationing on the island of Aruba. The prime suspect in her disappearance was a young resident of Aruba, Joran van der Sloot. Although an exhaustive search was conducted, Natalee was never found. Five years to the day, another young woman, Stephany Flores, was found brutally murdered in Peru. Her body was discovered in [...]


  • It's hard to get enthused trying to get into the mind of a sociopath: the charm and lies, the defensive parents "He's a good boy!"He killed two young women and is awaiting trial for the one in Peru, where they did find her body. The sad young Natalee Holloway's body is still missing in Aruba. The killer has never been formally charged and tried for her murder. His father may or may not have had something to do with aiding in the disposing of the body, but he died on the tennis court. Probably th [...]


  • The book was reasonably well-written and had a lot of detail that I hadn't read in the news articles following the two murders.I read about half the book before putting it aside. I had a number of other, more interesting titles become available from the library, and I just wasn't that interested in reading about a dirtbag and his dirtbag friends and their crimes.I feel bad for the victims and their families; I hope for the Holloway family that some time in prison will provide motivation to give [...]


  • Since 90% of what I read is true crime, not much fazes me. This is one criminal who does. His coldness and flatness, the way he seems to be able to talk his way out of everything. Thank God he is finally in jail! I believe that Natalee Holloway's case was handled ineptly by the police and investigators - to the detriment of Stephany Flores (who was killed after Natalee because Joran was still free). Everyone knows that he killed Natalee, and I wish that he would just tell the family where he sta [...]


  • This was a pretty good true-crime narration and the authors device for switching back and forth between two crimes separated by five years was effective (the only nit to pick is that they got the date glaringly wrong on one of the chapters, something a good editor or proofreader should have caught).Joran van der Sloot is the epitome of evil; one pities his greiving mother almost as much as his victims.


  • Well-researched and, it seems to me, an accurate portrayal of Joran van der Sloot. I've always felt he knows what happened to Natalee Holloway, and when Stephany Flores was killed, my first thought was, "He did it again." But his youth and his family couldn't save him this second time. A very good read for any true crime fan (though, for a traditionally published book, it contains a lot of editing mistakes).


  • Fast reading, good research, but I hate to rate it other than a 3 because of the topic. It seems a crime in itself that Joran Van der Sloot was allowed to get off on Natalee Holloway's murder in Aruba, only to be released, and then go on to murder the next young lady, Stephany Flores in Peru. I feel terrible for all of their family, friends and parents. What sorrow and frustration they must feel every day.


  • Well-written, very detailed and yet sad. I thought I knew a lot about the Natalee Holloway case, but this book had more details. Plus I didn't know much about the Stephany Flores case at all - the book alternates chapters between the Peru murder and the Aruba disappearance very compelling, very interesting, I was up until 3 a.m. reading it - could not put it down!


  • Interesting bookAfter reading this, I am compelled to think they will never find Natalie. This book was compelling, interesting and worth the read.I truly feel sorry for the Flores family, hope they f j nd peace. now that Joran is on jail. Hopefully, someday, Beth Twitty will too.


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